Optimus No.100R from 1950s/early 60s.

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  1. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Hi here are some photos of a stove I have been working on recently. This stove is marked Optimus, Upplands Vasby, Made in Sweden, and I believe dates from pre-1962, probably from the period late 1950s/early 1960s
    It is an Optimus No.100 fitted with a regulated silent burner, also manufactured by Optimus.

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    Beautiful stove George!

    I imagine that burner would a nice upgrade from the lipstick/ tube vaporizer. I also imagine that is how Optimus sold it as.

    Thanks

    Cheers,
    Jeff
     
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    George, lovely and old as the tank cap seems different. Does that have an SRV on it?

    Ron
     
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    Hi Jeff, I have never seen an Op.100 like this in the catalogues and I think the regulated burner was probably a custom fit up-grade for a particular buyer/user. Primus of course did offer both standard roarer and silent burners as options on their Pr.100 stove, as well as the original lipstick burners.

    Ron, the stove does not have an SRV on it as it was built as a kerosene stove and this was not a standard fitting for this stove.
    The filler cap is correct for an Op.100 of the 1930-1960s period and includes a parking station for the reserve cap, when not in use sealing the tank for transport.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Another neat stove in your collection. Nice to see it.

    Steve
     
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    A real beauty, George! Where do you find these wonderful old stoves? Did you sell your soul to the Devil? :twisted: :mrgreen:
     
  7. kerophile

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    I am the Devil (Stove Dept.)!!!!
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    George

    Custom added or not, I love that regulated burner on the 100.

    Great stove!
     
  9. kerophile

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    Hi, The sunken filler nozzle was introduced as a new feature on the Op.45 and Op48 stoves in the approx 1957/8 catalogue. Looking at this catalogue the introduction of the sunken filler was probably even later for the Op.100.

    The stove was made in Upplands Vasby, so pre-1962.

    We can therefore probably tie the manufacturing date down to between very late 1950s and 1962.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.